8 Feb 2023 13:51

Rospotrebnadzor sees no need for restrictions amid growing Covid-19 morbidity

MOSCOW. Feb 8 (Interfax) - There is no need for additional restrictions of any kind in Russia amid the growing Covid-19 morbidity, as the prevailing strains are highly contagious but cause mild infections, the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said.

"Covid-19 variants currently in circulation in Russia are highly contagious but, as a rule, cause mild infections. Hence, there is no need for additional epidemiological restrictions of any kind," Rospotrebnadzor's press service told reporters.

At the same time, basic preventive measures, such as wearing masks in public places, hand washing, social distancing, using sanitizers, regularly ventilating premises, disinfecting gadgets and so on, remain relevant amid the highly active Covid-19 process, it said.

Covid-19 strains in circulation in Russia have the same symptoms: fever, chills, headache, weakness, nasal congestion, cough, and muscle pain. In some cases, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract happen, the press service said.

"Cold and flu have similar symptoms. This is why, it's important to timely see a doctor for correct diagnosis and effective treatment," it said.

The coronavirus response headquarters reported almost 10,400 new cases of Covid-19, which is the largest number of daily infections since late October 2022, and 44 deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday.